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  • Probably just me. I've only been using Access and SQL Server for 12 years, so I'm sure my opinions don't count for anything. I was, nevertheless, looking forward to Sqlite3. And now that gmpy has ...
    Sep 5, 2006 at 1:15 am
    Sep 22, 2006 at 11:04 pm
  • If so, I doubt there are many. I wonder why that is?
    Sep 25, 2006 at 11:09 pm
    Oct 3, 2006 at 8:44 am
  • I'd love the perfect editor that would be: a) free b) enable me to drag and drop code snippets from a sort of browser into the code c) can run programs right from within d) can edit - PYTHON - ...
    Sep 7, 2006 at 8:18 pm
    Sep 16, 2006 at 3:02 am
  • Hi all, Is there any PEP to introduce true threading features into python's next version as in java? i mean without having GIL. when compared to other languages, python is fun to code but i feel its ...
    Sep 4, 2006 at 2:15 pm
    Sep 8, 2006 at 4:58 pm
  • Here's my script: import sqlite3 con = sqlite3.connect('labdb') cur = con.cursor() cur.executescript(''' DROP TABLE IF EXISTS Researchers; CREATE TABLE Researchers ( researcherID varchar(9) PRIMARY ...
    John SalernoJohn Salerno
    Sep 27, 2006 at 6:26 pm
    Oct 18, 2006 at 6:08 am
  • It's a nice thought that a person can earn a living programming with Python, which is fun enough to use just for its own sake. But for someone like me (i.e. no programming experience) it's always a ...
    John SalernoJohn Salerno
    Sep 26, 2006 at 7:38 pm
    Oct 1, 2006 at 10:06 pm
  • This is such a long posting that I've broken it out into sections. Note that while developing this patch I discovered a Subtle Bug in CPython, which I have discussed in its own section below. THE ...
    Larry HastingsLarry Hastings
    Sep 29, 2006 at 2:07 am
    Oct 5, 2006 at 10:31 pm
  • Hello, Can anybody tell me the reason(s) why regular expressions are not built into Python like it is the case with Ruby and I believe Perl? Like for example in the following Ruby code line = 'some ...
    Antoine De GrooteAntoine De Groote
    Sep 30, 2006 at 9:24 am
    Oct 2, 2006 at 8:30 am
  • Hi, I am a bit disapointed with the current Python online documentation. I have read many messages of people complaining about the documentation, it's lack of examples and the use of complicated ...
    Sep 16, 2006 at 5:16 pm
    Sep 18, 2006 at 5:52 pm
  • hello, my boss ask me to prefer windev to python. I have to argue - python work on multiple platform (linux, mac, windows) A good point but it didn't interest him. Because we want to choose a ...
    Stéphane bardStéphane bard
    Sep 27, 2006 at 7:04 pm
    Oct 8, 2006 at 12:55 am
  • I have no experience with database applications. This database will likely hold only a few hundred items, including both textfiles and binary files. I would like a pure Python solution to the extent ...
    David IsaacDavid Isaac
    Sep 11, 2006 at 1:23 pm
    Sep 15, 2006 at 12:33 am
  • Hello, I'm planning to use Python in order to teach a DSA (data structures and algorithms) course in an academic institute. If you could help out with the following questions, I'd sure appreciate it: ...
    Sep 27, 2006 at 11:35 pm
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  • 'do' Python's NFA regexp engine trys only the first option, and happily rests on that. There's another example: 'oneself' The Python regular expression engine doesn't exaust all the possibilities, ...
    Licheng FangLicheng Fang
    Sep 12, 2006 at 3:04 am
    Sep 16, 2006 at 11:03 pm
  • I've just bought a new notebook, which has a dual core CPU. I write cross platform games in Python, and I'd really like to be able to use this second core (on my machine, and on user's machines) for ...
    Simon WittberSimon Wittber
    Sep 12, 2006 at 12:25 pm
    Oct 1, 2006 at 12:24 pm
  • Hi, I am trying to get a regexp to validate email addresses but can't get it quite right. The problem is I can't quite find the regexp to deal with ignoring the case james..kirk at fred.com, which is ...
    Sep 21, 2006 at 5:14 pm
    Sep 26, 2006 at 10:23 am
  • -- python -i File "<stdin ", line 1 class = "algebra" ^ SyntaxError: invalid syntax Why isn' t the parser smart enough to see that class followed by an identifier is used for class definition but ...
    Sep 12, 2006 at 2:43 pm
    Sep 15, 2006 at 2:02 pm
  • I have written a script and I would like to ensure that the script is never run more than once at any given time. What is the best way of testing and exiting if there is another version of this ...
    Hari SekhonHari Sekhon
    Sep 27, 2006 at 3:53 pm
    Oct 7, 2006 at 10:01 pm
  • Computer Language Popularity Trend This page gives a visual report of computer languages's popularity, as indicated by their traffic level in newsgroups. This is not a comprehensive or fair survey, ...
    Xah LeeXah Lee
    Sep 27, 2006 at 3:03 am
    Oct 1, 2006 at 6:12 pm
  • I am writing a wrapper to a binary command to run it and then do something with the xml output from it. What is the best way of making sure that the command is installed on the system before I try to ...
    Hari SekhonHari Sekhon
    Sep 11, 2006 at 3:06 pm
    Sep 13, 2006 at 5:31 am
  • I understand that I can use __metaclass__ to create a class which modifies the behaviour of another class. How can I add this metaclass to *all* classes in the system? (In ruby I would alter the ...
    Ilias LazaridisIlias Lazaridis
    Sep 17, 2006 at 4:22 pm
    Sep 22, 2006 at 6:26 pm
  • Hello I want to convert a Mysql resulset to a dictionary. I made some code myself, and want to ask you if I do this the right way. def remapmysql(a): return (a[0], (a[1:])) def test_map(): count = ...
    Sep 25, 2006 at 4:26 pm
    Sep 26, 2006 at 9:03 pm
  • We all know that there are many softwares that require some license key or registration key to enable them. How does one implement something like this in python?
    Sep 22, 2006 at 6:51 pm
    Oct 3, 2006 at 1:06 am
  • Hi, String formatting can be used to converting an integer to its octal or hexadecimal form: '307' 'c7' But, can string formatting be used to convert an integer to its binary form ? Thanks in ...
    Fdu XiaojfFdu Xiaojf
    Sep 28, 2006 at 7:10 am
    Sep 29, 2006 at 2:47 pm
  • I thought the 'is' operator was used to identify identical objects, whereas the '==' operator checked equality. Well, I got a surprise here: IDLE 1.1.3 True True True True I was NOT expecting the ...
    Sep 26, 2006 at 9:34 am
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  • I've written a simple Python extension for UNIX, but I need to get it working on Windows now. I'm having some difficulties figuring out how to do this. I've seen web pages that say that MS Visual ...
    Kevin D. SmithKevin D. Smith
    Sep 7, 2006 at 1:02 pm
    Sep 15, 2006 at 4:43 pm
  • Hi is it possible to make search on for example on google without api with a list of words 1- there is word list 2- the script will take the words from the list by turn 3-it iwll make the search ...
    Sep 25, 2006 at 10:00 am
    Oct 6, 2006 at 10:31 am
  • Any suggestions for transforming the sequence: [1, 2, 3, 4...] Where 1,2,3.. are it the ith item in an arbitrary sequence into a succession of tuples: [(1, 2), (3, 4)...] In other words, given a seq ...
    Neal BeckerNeal Becker
    Sep 26, 2006 at 5:07 pm
    Oct 4, 2006 at 1:49 pm
  • Hi everybody, is there a python equivalent for the ruby %w operator? %w{a b c} creates an array with strings "a", "b", and "c" in ruby... Thanks a lot Regards, antoine
    Antoine De GrooteAntoine De Groote
    Sep 24, 2006 at 9:35 pm
    Sep 30, 2006 at 10:15 am
  • Forgive my excitement, especially if you are already aware of this, but this seems like the kind of feature that is easily overlooked (yet could be very useful): Both 8-bit and Unicode strings have ...
    John SalernoJohn Salerno
    Sep 19, 2006 at 6:52 pm
    Sep 22, 2006 at 7:58 pm
  • Is it possible to specify which port to use as the outbound port on a connection? I have the IP address and port number for the computer I'm trying to connect to (not listening for), but it's ...
    Sep 14, 2006 at 12:23 pm
    Sep 18, 2006 at 2:14 am
  • Hey: I am trying to run python from a usb drive under windows xp. I installed python "for this user" on to a machine, then copied the entire Python24 directory to the usb drive. I have the following ...
    Sep 11, 2006 at 5:14 pm
    Sep 13, 2006 at 4:00 pm
  • I'm extremely happy to announce that we have released IronPython 1.0 today! http://www.codeplex.com/IronPython I started work on IronPython almost 3 years ago. My initial motivation for the project ...
    Jim HuguninJim Hugunin
    Sep 5, 2006 at 8:27 pm
    Sep 8, 2006 at 12:58 am
  • Why subclassing bool from int either __invert__ or __neg__ haven't been overrided to produce a boolean negation? I suspect backwards compatibility or something alike, but I still wonder.. And since ...
    Sep 22, 2006 at 2:08 pm
    Sep 24, 2006 at 5:29 am
  • Hello All, This is annoying. I am trying to build scipy right now but every .so file requires my adding "-lpython2.5 -lpthread -lm -lutil -ldl -shared" to the ld flags. Main Question: When building ...
    James StroudJames Stroud
    Sep 22, 2006 at 2:33 am
    Sep 23, 2006 at 4:18 pm
  • Hi, I'm from an ASP.NET background an am considering making the switch to Python. I decided to develop my next project in tandem to test the waters and everything is working well, loving the ...
    Sep 27, 2006 at 9:24 pm
    Oct 2, 2006 at 2:11 am
  • A very old thread: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_frm/thread/2c5022e2b7f05525/1542d2041257c47e?lnk=gst&q=for+else&rnum=9#1542d2041257c47e discusses the optional "else:" clause ...
    Metaperl EtcMetaperl Etc
    Sep 26, 2006 at 8:59 pm
    Sep 30, 2006 at 11:01 pm
  • I'm working on a product which for a long time has had a Perl binding for our remote access API. A while ago, I wrote a Python binding on my own, chatted it up a bit internally, and recently had a ...
    Roy SmithRoy Smith
    Sep 24, 2006 at 11:08 pm
    Sep 30, 2006 at 4:29 am
  • I know this PEP is rejected. However I have a problem that would benefit from having extreme values and the sample implementation that is given in the PEP is unsatifactory for my purpose. I had ...
    Antoon PardonAntoon Pardon
    Sep 27, 2006 at 6:47 am
    Sep 28, 2006 at 1:35 pm
  • Hi, I was wondering if Python programs always need to include the source code with the program itself. I'm asking this because I don't want my program to be open-source and so far all the Python ...
    Guy FawkesGuy Fawkes
    Sep 17, 2006 at 9:27 am
    Sep 22, 2006 at 4:30 pm
  • Hi All, I've received (via UDP) a null terminated string and need to convert it into a Python string. Can anyone tell me how this is done? If it helps, I know the number of characters in the string. ...
    Sep 14, 2006 at 3:41 am
    Sep 15, 2006 at 8:17 pm
  • IDLE has an output format like this: <type 'object' <type 'type' <type 'type' How can I customize it to become like that: <type 'object' <type 'type' <type 'type' or that: : <type 'object' : <type ...
    Ilias LazaridisIlias Lazaridis
    Sep 23, 2006 at 2:56 pm
    Oct 7, 2006 at 11:59 pm
  • I was shocked to see the personal insults hurled in this thread: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/d0758cb9545cad4b I have been very pleased with Python developers ...
    Sep 25, 2006 at 12:45 pm
    Oct 2, 2006 at 3:01 am
  • Has anyone a function/script to verify an e-mail-address? It should: a) check the syntax b) verify an existing mailserver or DNS/MX records ingo
    Ingo LinkweilerIngo Linkweiler
    Sep 24, 2006 at 9:07 am
    Sep 26, 2006 at 9:51 am
  • # What's the correct way to get the # byte count of a unicode (UTF-8) string? # I couldn't find a builtin method # and the following is memory inefficient. ustr = "example\xC2\x9D".decode('UTF-8') ...
    Sep 20, 2006 at 5:53 am
    Sep 21, 2006 at 12:38 am
  • Hi All, The following piece of code is giving me issues: from email.Charset import Charset,QP from email.MIMEText import MIMEText charset = Charset('utf-8') charset.body_encoding = QP msg = MIMEText( ...
    Chris WithersChris Withers
    Sep 11, 2006 at 6:04 am
    Sep 12, 2006 at 11:13 am
  • XPN (X Python Newsreader) is a multi-platform newsreader with Unicode support. It is written with Python+GTK. It has features like scoring/actions, X-Face and Face decoding, muting of quoted text, ...
    Sep 12, 2006 at 8:15 pm
    Sep 17, 2006 at 7:22 pm
  • I think I read a suggestion somewhere to wrap the code where a Python script starts in a main() function, so one has def main(): print "hi" main() instead of print "hi" What are the advantages of ...
    Sep 18, 2006 at 7:40 pm
    Sep 20, 2006 at 8:23 am
  • iam having user account on an exchangeserver. with that can i send an email using python? if iam using the following code iam getting error fromAddress = 'sridhar_kasturi at satyam.com' toAddress = ...
    Sep 7, 2006 at 5:37 am
    Sep 14, 2006 at 10:08 am
  • Hello, How can I disgrate (probably not a good word for it) a list? For example: a = [1,2] b = 3 c = [a] + [b] # which makes [[1,2],3] Then how can I change c ([[1,2],3]) into [1,2,3]? I have a ...
    Sep 1, 2006 at 5:34 pm
    Sep 2, 2006 at 6:45 pm
  • I'm trying to work with the following idea: class animal: def __init__(self, weight, colour): self.weight = weight self.colour = colour class bird(animal): def __init__(self, wingspan): self.wingspan ...
    Sep 21, 2006 at 9:52 am
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